First of all, my name is Daniel, i live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I drive a 2500HD everyday and do about 250m. Few days ago i decided to install a Sony cd deck with USB and Ipod controll. The guy at the BB told me i would need a harness, mounting bracket etc. So i bought a radio + bracket and no harness he said it was 169$!!!! Radio was 139$!
Chopped the plug on the old radio, right close to the actual plug. Installed the new deck according to wiring diagrams of google, everything works FINE! WRONG!!! the truck during the install was in the garage so it wasn't driven. As soon as i turn on the truck with the radio running all gauges on the dash go to the bottom. I also get "brake system problem", Airbag light, Security light and that little battery indicator. Now get this........ if i start the truck without the radio on, everything works fine, i start driving it...... turn on the radio, all the gauges go to the bottom and all these lights come on.
I thought it is a problem with power wire supplied from the truck, so i ran separate wire from the battery to the radio, it does the same thing!
here is what i am thinking:
1. on two diagrams that i got from the internet there should have been a white wire for one of the speakers. All the other colors matched just fine.
there was no white wire, there was a SLIM orange wire, yes, orange is power, but that slim did not have power and a Orange with power was/is 4 times as thick so its not that orange wire.
2. Chimes used to be in the speaker, they are not. Were the chimes built into the old radio, or did the output from the LF speaker go through the vehicles computer???
Please help as this is my daily Work Truck and i can't have this happening to it